Last week our own, Dr. Stephanie Jameson boarded a plane and headed to the Yucatan Peninsula to volunteer at her first medical mission trip.
Dr. Jameson has always had a strong desire to volunteer her time and expertise, and the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project, (YCCP), seemed to be the perfect trip for her.
What is the YCCP?
The YCCP was established in 1996 to provide surgical and medical treatment to the crippled children in the Yucatan Peninsula. To date, the YCCP has helped over 5,000 children.
I recently sat down and talked with Dr. Jameson about her trip, and immediately her face lit up. During her trip, she was able to cast and perform surgery on children with lower extremity deformities. When I asked Dr. Jameson what she loved the most about the trip, she said ” Being able to give back to something she is so passionate about.” This trip will stay with her for a lifetime.